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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: May 13, 2006 2:31am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Some info on the changes

It's a learning curve for everyone! Some parts of the feedback have been pretty helpful for engineers to look at what the top feature and fix req's are, so they can think about what's doable. (Other parts of the feedback, less so. ;) )

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Poster: Hatta Date: May 15, 2006 12:23am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Some info on the changes

You know, they have this thing called a "beta test". Maybe your engineers should look into it.

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Poster: freclay3 Date: May 13, 2006 3:48am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Some info on the changes

I see thinks have changed here ,been roming around gettting use to everthing agian , is there a way i can refine my search to file type (shn, flac. mp3)? This would help speed up my search headachs.change happen we'll get use to the changes quick enough . thanks in advace. fre

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jul 14, 2006 7:36am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Searching by filetype

Here's a short version: Yes, to refine by filetype, you can add this extra term in the search box:
format:x, where the x values typical for LMA aka collection:etree are

format:shorten
format:flac
format:mp3 (this will pull up any fileset either flac or shn, that has lossy derivatives made for it.)

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-07-14 14:36:59

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: May 13, 2006 6:25am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: fun with search

There aren't any docs specifically on search engine tricks (yet. I sure could use some because I like to play with it), but you can figure out some tricks by looking at other links that the webmasters have put up. In this case, click through the "Browse bands with MP3s" link on the main LMA page: http://www.archive.org/browse.php?field=/metadata/bandWithMP3s&collection=etree

When you click on a band name in it, it's actually giving you search engine results that are specially filtered by terms in there, example HBRSB and see:

in the link bar:
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Aetree%20AND%20format%3Amp3%20AND%20%2Fmetadata%2Fcreator%3A%22Hot%20Buttered%20Rum%20String%20Band%22

in the search box:
collection:etree AND format:mp3 AND /metadata/creator:"Hot Buttered Rum String Band"

over the results
You searched for: collection:etree AND format:mp3 AND /metadata/creator:"Hot Buttered Rum String Band"

See the format:mp3 in there? I think that's the key. I don't know yet what other terms it accepts in that position (I'd try maybe shn or flac or flac24). I do know you can exclude things with a minus sign in front, so if you change the search box to make the format:mp3 into a -format:mp3, you will *exclude* shows with mp3.

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Aetree%20AND%20-format%3Amp3%20AND%20%2Fmetadata%2Fcreator%3A%22Hot%20Buttered%20Rum%20String%20Band%22

I've actually asked for sometthing like that as an analogous feature req alongside the BandsWithMP3 link, to help people on th eother side of the spectrum, looking for fancier lossless-only formats (like DTS or flac24).

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-05-13 13:25:01

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